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If you or your loved one is or was a resident at


This facility has been cited for multiple deficiencies including: FAILURE to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.[5/18/2011] FAILURE to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property.[5/18/2011, 5/08/2009]

FAILURE to make sure that each resident's drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; each resident's entire drug/medication is managed and monitored to achieve highest well being.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident.[5/18/2011, 5/08/2009]

FAILURE to at least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.[5/18/2011, 1/06/2012]

FAILURE to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.[5/18/2011, 1/06/2012]

FAILURE to develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.[12/13/2011, 5/08/2009]

FAILURE to keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to make sure that residents receive treatment/services to not only continue, but improve the ability to care for themselves.[11/18/2010]

FAILURE to develop a complete care plan that meets all of a resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to make sure that residents receive proper treatment and assistive devices to maintain their vision and hearing.[5/08/2009]

FAILURE to assist those residents who need total help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.[12/13/2011, 5/18/2011, 5/05/2010]

FAILURE to make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function.[5/08/2009]

FAILURE to allow the resident the right to participate in the planning or revision of the resident's care plan.[5/18/2011] FAILURE to immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor and a family member of the resident of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.[5/18/2011] FAILURE to try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to operate and provide services according to Federal, State, and local laws and professional standards.[1/06/2012]

FAILURE to make sure that each resident gets a nutritional and well balanced diet, unless it is not possible to do so.[5/08/2009] FAILURE to tell the resident or the resident's representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the resident's bed.[5/08/2009]

FAILURE to reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.[5/18/2011]

FAILURE to make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed.[5/08/2009]

FAILURE to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.[5/18/2011,

FAILURE to hire sufficient dietary support personnel.[1/06/2012]


*Deficiencies were obtained from past federal inspection results available on

POOR CARE CAN LEAD TO BEDSORES, BROKEN BONES...EVEN DEATH. If you or someone you love is or has been in the past a resident of Putnam Care and Rehabilitation Center, call the law firm of Wilkes & McHugh, P.A. for a free consultation.


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